Sunday, October 28, 2007

Crimespace Short Story Competition, With A Note For Spinetingler Contributors To Consider

To celebrate growing to 1000 members strong, Crimespace is having a short story competition for stories up to 2500 words in length, with a submission deadline of January 31, 2008. Winners will be announced March 31, 2008, and there are some good prizes there.

In order to fully support Daniel's initiative, Spinetingler is giving all writers who have work currently under submission with us (not those who've had it accepted, but those waiting to hear) the option of withdrawing their submission if they'd like to consider entering it in the Crimespace competition. Being blunt, I have two books due out next year, we're full for the January issue, and something special is being planned for the Spring/Summer Issue, which means we may not be considering stories for an issue before Fall 2008.

Recognition through the Crimespace competition would come a lot sooner.

And there will always be an opportunity to resubmit to us.

If anyone wants to withdraw their story, no questions asked, just e-mail me at sandra.ruttan@spinetinglermag.com

Or, of course, you can get motivated and start working on another story...

And check this out: Anne Frasier goes In For Questioning with Angie Johnson-Schmit.

6 comments:

Daniel Hatadi said...

Thanks for helping to get the word out, Sandra.

For those of you that do enter this way, please make sure your entry complies with the rules (ie. the story's got Vegemite in it).

Sandra Ruttan said...

I remember the first time I heard of Vegemite.

Want to take a guess when that was?

Daniel Hatadi said...

A couple of years ago?

Sandra Ruttan said...

Just a few...

angie said...

Okay, Men at Work scarred me. But yeah, that was the first time I'd ever heard of Vegemite, too. *shudder*

Daniel Hatadi said...

Met At Work. Of course. That's how the rest of the world learned about it.

I actually had some the other day. Reminded me of why I never have it.

Blech.